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Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial 2006

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The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2006 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

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Abadía Retuerta:
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, wi... Read more
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, with representations of most of the world’s best varieties, and state-of-the-art technology (meteorological stations, anti-frost towers, etc.) The rest of the estate is comprised of the winery, 12th century abbey, a farm, forest and bush. Read less

Member Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial

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Snooth User: ricard
3140854
3.50 5
07/16/2008

One of Spain's great values, made mostly out of Tempranillo, supported by smaller quantities of Cabernet and Merlot. Attractive nose of forest fruit and gentle, toasty spiciness. Not quite as good as the 2004 and 2005 – it lacks the complexity of these previous vintages. But with its nice, plump berry fruit and restrained oak presence, it remains an excellent wine, in itself, and for the price. 14% abv, 90 points.


Snooth User: nickfrei
10640447
4.00 5
08/27/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2010

Seleccion Especial 2006 - Abadia Retuerta : Seleccion Especial 2006 - Rotwein von Abadia RetuertaDer Wein verdankt sein umfangreiches Bukett der ausgewogenen Auswahl der besten Trauben aller 54 Parzellen des Weingutes von überwiegend Tempranillo, dazu Cabernet Sauvignon und einem Hauch von Merlot. Lange Zeit in Barriqes gereift, entfaltet er sein vielfältiges Bukett aus feinen Holz- und klaren Fruchtnoten mit profunder Kraft und samtig fleischiger Dichte.Etwa drei Wochen verbleiben der Cabernet Sauvignon und der Tempranillo getrennt bei 28-31°C auf der Maische, der Merlot eine halbe Woche kürzer. Die Jungweine erfahren auch die malolaktische Gärung einzeln, dannach erst findet die Assemblage statt. Der Reifeprozess findet hauptsächlich in neuen französischen und zum kleineren Teil in amerikanischen Eichenfässern statt. Nach einer adäquaten Ruhepause wird der Wein nach der Assemblage abgefüllt. Der Seleccion Especial 2006 wird während des kompletten Produktionsprozesses ausschließlich durch die Schwerkraft bewegt.Weingut: Abadia Retuerta    Land: SpanienRegion: Kastilien- LéonRebsorte: 75% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% MerlotInhalt: 0,75 lFassreife: 18 - 24 Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °C Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-León


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Farbe: dunkles Rubinrot. Konzentration und Dichte prägen diesen Wein vom Anfang bis ins lang anhaltende Finale. In der Nase vielfältige Fruchtaromen (Kirschen, Beeren), die ein grosses Genusserlebnis ankündigen. Harmonie herrscht im Gaumen. Schliff, feine Textur und eine tiefe Struktur vereinigen sich zu einem hervorragenden Gesamterlebnis. 14% Vol.



The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2006 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

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